WWE Hall of Famer Macho Man Randy Savage was allegedly told to stay clear of Stephanie McMahon according to a wrestling veteran.
Rumours and scuttlebutt are commonplace in the wrestling world and one of the most enduring – and controversial rumours that persists to this day is to do with Macho Man Randy Savage and a possible inappropriate – if not illegal – relationship of sorts with Stephanie McMahon.
While many believe that such a rumour is too bizarre to possibly be true, wrestling veteran Dutch Mantell has discussed the issue and says it was “accepted as fact” that Savage had been told to stay clear of Stephanie McMahon for unknown reasons on Story Time with Dutch Mantell:
“It wasn’t a rumor. It was basically if I can say this, it was more or less accepted as fact because who said that if you say it enough that the rumor becomes the fact? It was repeated over and over and over and over again. But at the end, I think Randy and Vince, I think before Randy went to WCW, I think that kind of bothered Vince on a personal level and he got mad at Randy. That’s why they said Randy would never, ever, be in the Hall of Fame. That changed later on.”
“But it wasn’t just a rumor. It was really an accepted, almost statement of fact, that Randy had been told or advised, not by Vince, but by say, Pat (Patterson) or some of their agents, Chief (Jay Strongbow), to kind of stay clear of Stephanie, and why I don’t know. She may have said something like she likes him and it got back to Vince.”
“Well, Vince, knowing what he knows goes on between males and females, maybe wanted to protect his little daughter, which I don’t blame him for that. But I think Randy did cross the line, I think he did cross the Equator, and he may have dallied a little bit with Stephanie. Can I say it was true? No, I can’t say it was true. It was just given, and you can call it a rumor, but I’ve always heard that story. But I never really asked Savage about it. I wish I had now.”
Macho Man Randy Savage was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015, four years after his death due to a heart attack at the age of 58.